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Avant in Garland County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Communities of the Upper Ouachita River Valley

 
 
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By Steve Masler
1. Communities of the Upper Ouachita River Valley Marker
Inscription. Many small towns once existed in the area now covered by Lake Ouachita. Settlers first came to the upper Ouachita River valley in the decades prior to the Civil Way to establish homes, farms and businesses, creating communities such as Cedar Glades (once known as Harold), Buckville, White Plains, and Little Georgia. However, the construction of Blakely Mountain Dam forced residents to move away. This exodus took place primarily during the 1930s and 1940s although the dam's formal dedication did not occur until July 4, 1956.

The Buckville Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
 
Erected 2008 by Buckville Cemetery Association.
 
Location. 34° 36.772′ N, 93° 20.533′ W. Marker is in Avant, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Buckville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jessieville AR 71949, United States of America.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Arkansas Encyclopedia
2. Communities of the Upper Ouachita River Valley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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